We start our study of Edgar Allan Poe this week, and along with the master of terror and the father of the detective story comes some new vocabulary words. They’re listed below and separated by class.

Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5

Note: look up words 6 – 10 in the literature textbook glossary

  1. Vulnerable
  2. Vacillate
  3. Stipend
  4. Scale
  5. Retort
  6. Foreshadowing
  7. Diction
  8. Detail
  9. Imagery
  10. Figurative language

Period 3

  1. Cenotaph
  2. Unctuous
  3. Vicissitude
  4. Titillate
  5. Moribund
  6. Badinage
  7. Sesquipedalian
  8. Extirpate
  9. Apotheosis
  10. Swastika

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